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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Friday 16 March, 2018

19-year-old man killed in Galway car crash

The single vehicle collision occurred at 2.20am this morning.

# road-safety - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Man in his 60s killed in Waterford road crash

The man’s van collided with a 4×4 at around 10am this morning.

Woman injured after being hit by a taxi in Rathmines

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

# road-safety - Monday 19 February, 2018

What are those numbers by the side of the motorway and what are they for?

Using Location Reference Markings and Emergency Roadside Telephones.

# road-safety - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light

“Phone use by Irish drivers is at ridiculously high levels,” according to The AA.

# road-safety - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Clare school bus stopped by gardaí due to 'badly worn' tyres and rust

Gardaí stopped a number of school buses in the Clare area.

# road-safety - Monday 5 February, 2018

A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time

Two points and an €80 fine for one motorist last year.

# road-safety - Monday 22 January, 2018

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

# road-safety - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Roads around the country closed due to flooding Impassable This post contains videos

Roads around the country closed due to flooding

Motorists have been advised to exercise caution and avoid certain areas.

# road-safety - Monday 8 January, 2018

How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly

And how to avoid being dazzled by them.

6 resolutions all Irish drivers should make this year

New year, new driver.

# road-safety - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

# road-safety - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Motorist who kept driving after two collisions failed roadside drug test

The driver also had no licence or motor insurance.

# road-safety - Monday 1 January, 2018

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

# road-safety - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

# road-safety - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties Black Ice This post contains videos

Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties

Motorists have been urged to “treat every road as if it’s frozen” as wintry weather grips Ireland.

# road-safety - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks

Drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as freezing conditions are due to take hold tomorrow.

# road-safety - Sunday 3 December, 2017

14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'

An Garda Síochána need to focus more on cars illegally parking in bike lanes and on footpaths, driving over the speed limit, and breaking traffic signals, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

# road-safety - Thursday 30 November, 2017

# road-safety - Friday 24 November, 2017

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

# road-safety - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

# road-safety - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims

Today is the international day for remembering all those killed on our roads.

# road-safety - Friday 17 November, 2017

Cyclist and motorist killed in separate road collisions in Dublin and Roscommon

A male cyclist died in Dublin and a woman in her 90s died in Roscommon.

Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended.

# road-safety - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

# road-safety - Monday 6 November, 2017

10 essential tips for driving in dark winter conditions

Stay safe on the roads now that the clocks have gone back.

# road-safety - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout

Separately, a car became wedged between a wall and a basement after a collision in Limerick city last night.

# road-safety - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Man in his 50s dies after car and bus collide in Roscommon

The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries.

# road-safety - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was willing to raise the points.

# road-safety - Monday 25 September, 2017

Man in his 30s killed after car veers into stone wall on dual carriageway

There was no one else travelling in the car at the time.

# road-safety - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'We’re painting a picture of a very specific kind of motorcyclist who love to speed'

Motorcyclists are six times more likely to be killed on the road than any other road user.

# road-safety - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Appeal for witnesses to potential hit-and-run that left motorcyclist seriously injured

The incident occurred near the road works on the L3132, St Margaret’s Road, Swords.

# road-safety - Monday 18 September, 2017

Cyclist jailed for 18 months over death of pedestrian caused by 'furious driving'

44-year-old Kim Briggs died after being knocked down by a bicycle.

# road-safety - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Three generations of the same family died in devastating Mayo crash

Five people died on Irish roads yesterday.

# road-safety - Saturday 26 August, 2017

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

# road-safety - Friday 25 August, 2017

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

# road-safety - Monday 7 August, 2017

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

# road-safety - Friday 4 August, 2017

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

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